Manila Bulletin

Trea­sures of Min­danao show

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Trea­sures of south-cen­tral Min­danao will be fea­tured in the show­room of the Depart­ment of Tourism in “Trea­sures of Sox” or Re­gion 12 (SOCCSKSARG­EN). It will pro­mote the re­gion’s prod­ucts and also tourist des­ti­na­tions in Min­danao. Sec­re­tary Wanda Co­ra­zon Tulfo-Teo said: “As a des­ti­na­tion, south-cen­tral Min­danao’s en­chant­ing cul­ture and tra­di­tions as well as its pris­tine na­ture and ad­ven­ture fea­tures are ideal for mil­len­ni­als to visit.” Some of the prod­ucts on dis­play and for sale are T’nalak cloth and brass­ware, fash­ion ac­ces­sories, na­tive hand­i­crafts and food like tuna chicharon, taro chips, choco­late tablea by Kablon Farms, crispy dilis, among oth­ers. Ac­cord­ing to DOT-12 Di­rec­tor Nelly Nita Dillera, since 2013, the growth rate among do­mes­tic vis­i­tors in­clud­ing for­eign tourists like South Kore­ans, Amer­i­cans and Ja­panese, in­creased by 85 per­cent. DOT ac­cred­i­ta­tion of manda­tory and se­condary estab­lish­ments also saw a 44 per­cent in­crease. (Betheena Kae Unite)

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